Meghan Markle and her husband, Prince Harry, will be having a second child, a spokesperson for the couple revealed Sunday, The New York Times reports.

“We can confirm that Archie is going to be a big brother,” a spokesperson for the couple told Reuters.


  • The couple’s first child, Archie Mountbatten-Windsor, is 2 years old.
  • The spokesperson said in a statement to The New York Times that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are “overjoyed to be expecting their second child.”
  • The statement did not reveal the baby’s gender or due date.
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Prince Harry and Markle were married at Windsor Castle in May 2018, according to NPR. They had their first child, Archie, in May 2019. Then, in January 2020, the couple said they would take a step back from their royal duties as members of the British royal family.

Markle said she had a miscarriage back in July, which she called “an almost unbearable grief.”

How does the queen feel?

The Buckingham Palace told The Associated Press: “Her Majesty, Duke of Edinburgh, Prince of Wales and the entire family are delighted and wish them well.”

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What’s the new name?

Per People magazine, fans are guessing the baby’s new name. Right now, Diana is the front runner with Spencer as a possibility.